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RISARO @ The Coventry Arms


Average price £22

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price £22 Special request
Slow cooked Ribs (small)
Overnight Brisket (small)
A Quarter Chicken

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Burger and chips plus BBQ ribs and chips.
4 person ribs sharer

Ratings & Reviews

Very good

based on 57 reviews
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Quality of food :7.9/10
Service :8/10
Setting :8.3/10
  1. Janice B.
    Janice B.
    • one review

    Staff were welcoming but there was a long wait for our food. Starters were good when they finally arrived. Main course was as described -slow cooked brisket - the men loved it but I thought it was like school dinner food.

  2. Eloise V.
    Eloise V.
    • one review

    Food was ok. Quite large portions. All 3 of us had some form of brisket dish but all cooked to different levels. Was quite expensive for what we had. I doubt we would gp again. Whixh is a shame as very local for us.

  3. Denis C.
    Denis C.
    • one review

    Friendly welcome from the staff. Good wheelchair access, lovely ambience. Food was excellent and already having a perusal of the menu to see what to have next time.

  4. Michelle F.
    Michelle F.
    • one review

    The staff were very welcoming and kept us informed of wait times and when our food would be ready. They were up against it due to being shot staffed but this didn’t affect any of the service. I booked to go again next week while we were there

  5. Emma R.
    Emma R.
    • one review

    Service and staff were fantastic and couldn't do enough for us. Sadly my burger was pink in the middle, I didn't want to complain due to being aware that times are difficult atm. The setting was lovely but perhaps you could reconsider the flashy bright white fairy lights and instead opt for softer ones that don't flash.

  6. Darren J.
    Darren J.
    • one review

    Really super staff very friendly and welcoming, booked before and felt safe . Food excellent we would recommend the Ribs or Brisket, and definitely the fruit crumble absolutely fabulous!! Lovely garden too.

  7. Abi L.
    Abi L.
    • one review

    Our first time visiting and couldn’t fault it! The food was excellent, amazing quality and huge portions, and the staff were super friendly and helpful. Was perfectly distanced and felt very secure. Would definitely return and highly recommend.

  8. Doug G.
    Doug G.
    • one review

    Very disappointed. We arrived at 1230 and quickly greeted and shown to a table. We ordered drinks, my ale was unavailable but a replacement was provided and excellent. After about 10 minutes our food order was taken. It then took an hour to arrive as they had an issue with the ticketing system. When the food arrived it was not hot enough and served on cold plates. The brisket was lovely, the chicken was dry. Also the mayonnaise and Mustard had to be sachets due to Covid but extremely difficult to open. One of the waitresses assisted cheerfully enough. By the time our food arrived we had almost finished our drinks, but as we were driving we couldn’t have more. I realise that with Covid things are more difficult, we have eaten there before with no problems. Also the rain was flooding into the bar, and also dripping into a bucket leading to the Ladies. The bill arrived with no drinks charged, when I questioned this, the waitress had to go to the bar to find out that because of the delay with the food the drinks were complimentary. If only that was said on production of the bill! I love their overnight brisket, but was very disappointed at the lack of direction of the staff. They were very pleasant, but not so well organised. Shame!

  9. Charlee M.
    Charlee M.
    • one review

    We left without eating the same as many other family as we were waiting soo long for food. Staff member said he would email with vouchers or something to say sorry and has not.

  10. Steph T.
    Steph T.
    • one review

    We were greeted by Katie and shown to our table. Covid-19 rules brilliantly applied and restaurant well spaced. Felt very comfortable and safe. Food was really good and plentiful. . My husband had the brisket & ale pie which he said was best he had had in a long time. I had the mushroom risotto which was very good . Wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Coventry Arms to our friends. Staff very friendly and helpful throughout and a good experience all round. We will be back.

  11. Sam H.
    Sam H.
    • one review

    The service was excellent and the both our meals were fantastic, good size servings and very tasty, good value for money. The staff were attentive, helpful and friendly

  12. Ann B.
    Ann B.
    • 2 reviews

    My husband and I ate out here on a Tuesday evening because of the government incentive. My slow-cooked brisket was amazing, as it was very tender. There was also seasonal vegetables, mash and gravy which was so tasty. My husband's meal of ribs were thick and came with fries and a small portion of fries. We will probably return when there is no incentive, as we thought that about £13 for a standard portion of each meal was still good value. We also ordered a pear crumble and were glad that we decided to share this, as it was a very generous portion. It came with a metal sauce bowl with custard in it, which for the quantity of crumble was on the small size.

  13. Lee C.
    Lee C.
    • one review

    Driven past a few times on route to get koi from a supplier, Started working up the road in Corfe Mullen and thought would give it a try one weekend. Glad i did the Low and Slow cooked Brisket was amazing. as was the staff all smiling and pleased to help.

  14. Sharon P.
    Sharon P.
    • one review

    We had a lovely welcome and were seated in a really nice position in the bar. We ordered our food and drink, when it arrive the garlic bread was missing the cheese, so we waited for that to be corrected. When the main meal arrived it looked lovely But again the cheese was missing from the burger, The burger was really burnt on one side so I did not eat much of it. The dessert was lovely, no complaints there. The waitress apologised but that’s where it ended. A very disappointing lunch that was not cheap!

  15. Rachel  P.
    Rachel P.
    • one review

    Thank you to Rachel & her team for a lovely meal & prompt service in a relaxed setting. The bangers & mash were tasty, finished off with a cooling ice cream.

  16. JANE S.
    JANE S.
    • one review

    We booked a table for Monday and Tuesday evening, but after appalling service on Monday decided to cancel Tuesday. We were approached by the Manager who apologised to us as well as compensated us too. We said we would come back the next day and when we did everything was good, lovely food and service. Next time we are down this way we will visit again.

  17. Elaine D.
    Elaine D.
    • one review

    Arrived on time had to wait for table drink order taken waited half an hour for drinks the starters were just thrown on a plate I had ribs they were dry and very fatty couldn’t eat them my partner had brisket you couldn’t cut it with the knife presentation was awful

  18. Jackie W.
    Jackie W.
    • one review

    Bad service, over one hour wait and not even a starter!! No apology, no contact. I cancelled our order, which was the time to say sorry, but no response. The bar person did not speak directly with me, but through a junior member of staff. No manager interaction whatsoever. I offered to pay for the two drinks, which was accepted £11.33. Surely this was the time to apologise and to recoup some PR. We will not return, ever!! Disgusted by how we were treated! I understand about the new systems, Covid etc, but their is no excuse for ignoring a customer, failing to interact, failure to explain why and no apology to boot!

  19. Vanessa H.
    Vanessa H.
    • one review

    Early sitting 6pm. Was informed may be a delay due to large table booked in. Drink order taken 40 minutes later. Had to ask to order food after 1 hour. Starter arrived after 1.5 hours. Poor standard. Main meal arrived over two hours. . Burger well overcooked and dry. Brisket chewy with cold vegetables. All round very disappointing. Will not return. Two other families complaining as we were. Informed chef not turned up. Bill adjusted very apologetic.

  20. John B.
    John B.
    • one review

    Waited 15mins for a drink. Starter was cold. Waited 40mins for mains. Gave up. Cancelled. Went home

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Opening time

Mon - Sat - 12pm - 10pm

Sun - 12pm - 9pm

How to get to the restaurant

Mill Street, BH21 3RH, Wimborne, United Kingdom, RestaurantAddress


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